Spring cLean


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Attack those mundane cleaning tasks with some gusto & creativity, you will be surprised by the number of calories you can burn! Read more

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Many of our members have suggested “they just can’t lose weight as a result of their slowing metabolism.”  Metabolism is quite the buzz word and is typically misunderstood in the context of weight management.  So what is metabolism and is metabolism really the culprit? If so, is it possible to rev up your metabolism to burn more calories? Read more

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Many clients come to us with the desire to lose weight and while exercise is certainly a factor in weight loss and we absolutely encourage it, truly effective weight loss occurs with the combination of exercise and a change in diet. The change in eating habits is often the most challenging aspect of weight loss for many people. When you really break down weight loss, it’s all about finding the right balance between calories consumed and calories expended. But tracking calories can be challenging for many people and keeping a food journal can seem tedious. Read more

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You’ve had your blood pressure checked hundreds of times and you’ve been told that keeping your blood pressure ‘under control’ is important for long-term health. If your blood pressure is too high for too long, you’re at substantially increased risk of having a stroke or a heart attack.

But what is blood pressure?

Let me try to explain this in layman’s terms. Your heart is located more or less right in the middle of your chest. It is a pump that distributes oxygenated and deoxygenated blood from your lungs to all parts of your body and back again. It has 4 chambers. The upper 2 chambers are known as the atria and the lower 2 chambers are called the ventricles. Read more

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Are you doing the same exercise over & over on the leg press machine? Did you know the leg press is more than a one trick pony? It’s time for you vary your foot position to get more bang for your buck.
Here’s how… Read more

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Some of our favorite clients have asked “why are you selling chocolate milk?” It does seem odd that we would consider selling such a high calorie beverage, but chocolate milk is becoming increasingly popular post-workout snack. Recent research has begun to investigate the post-workout recovery effects of chocolate milk versus protein shakes or powders, with promising results. Coaches and athletes may be surprised to learn that chocolate milk may even be more effective than supplements in many cases. Chocolate milk is a practical and inexpensive alternative to many “high-performance” supplements. Read more